Letter to Donald Baker's father

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Title

Letter to Donald Baker's father

Description

Expresses regret that his son Pilot Officer Donald Arthur Baker was missing as a result of air operations on 5 November 1941. Only information available was that he was captain of a Hampden which set out to bomb the enemy and failed to return. Does not mean he was killed and enquiries would be sent via the International Red Cross. Please pass to Air Ministry and information received by parents.

Date

1941-11

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Format

One page typewritten letter and envelope

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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SBakerDA19210428v20054

Transcription

[postmark]
[postage stamp]
[three date stamps]
C. Baker, Esq.,
“Charlton”,
Inyazura,
Southern Rhodesia.
[page break]
P.363553/41/P.4.(A).
November, 1941
Sir,
I am commanded by the Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that your son, Pilot Officer Donald Arthur Baker, Royal Air Force, is missing as a result of air operations on 5th November, 1941.
The only information available is that your son was captain of a Hampden aircraft which set out to bomb the enemy and has failed to return. This does not necessarily mean that he is killed or wounded, and if he is a prisoner of war he should be able to communicate with you in due course. Meanwhile enquiries will be made through the International Red Cross Society and as soon as any definite news is received, you will be at once informed.
If any information regarding your son is received by you from any source you are requested to be kind enough to communicate it immediately to the Air Ministry.
The Air Council desire me to convey to you an expression of their sincere sympathy with you in your present anxiety.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
[signature]
C. Baker, Esq.,
“Charlton”,
Inyazura,
Southern Rhodesia.

Citation

“Letter to Donald Baker's father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 26, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25593.

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